Shelby Turner

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Shelby Turner lives outside Kansas City, Missouri with her husband, Kent, and their four children. She is passionate about writing words that help women know God and understand The Bible. When she's not pouring her heart into studying and teaching God’s Word, you’ll probably find her posting Instagram stories of her kids or watching way too many episodes of The Office with her husband. You can connect with her on Instagram at @shelbyraeturner.

Gently He Leads

by Shelby Turner

I’m a young mom with a house full of little ones. There are smudgy fingerprints on my walls and windows, tiny socks littering the hallways, and stacks of sticky dishes in the sink. My sleep is interrupted and cut short almost every night.…

Anchored: Hope for Those Experiencing Family Conflict

by Shelby Turner

Disclaimer: Please note that this blog is specifically talking about non-threatening conflict. If you or someone you know is experiencing conflict that results in physical or emotional harm you should seek help immediately. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 by phone at 1(800)799-SAFE or by texting START to 88788. 

Incline My Heart: Prayers from Psalm 119

by Shelby Turner

When I was young, I often sang a hymn that included these words: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light onto my path.” Each time I come across these words in Scripture, my memory is jogged and in my memories, I hear that familiar tune sung by a group of elementary kids in a small Sunday school classroom decorated with colorful pictures of Bible characters.…

Church is Hard and Holy

by Shelby Turner

It’s 7:30 AM on a Sunday. My alarm blares, and I open my eyes begrudgingly. It was another rough night of handling overnight baby wake-ups and dodging the acrobatic kicks of a toddler that often finds his way into my bed at 3 AM.…